71 episodes

It’s fast, accurate U.S. history available in free video podcast recordings describing major historical events and introducing less well-known experiences involving Black Americans.

The series received two Webby Awards in May 2020: A People’s Choice award for the Best Podcast: Documentary as well for the Best Video Series: Education & Discovery and two more Webby Awards in May 2021 as selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences again as the Best Podcast: Documentary and Best Video Series: Education & Discovery.

Podcast topics range from recent events to the founding of the United States of America. Heroes of the Civil Rights movement are covered, as are some of the more obscure figures in the fight for equality.

Black History in Two Minutes (or so‪)‬ Be Woke Presents...

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    • 4.2 • 10 Ratings

It’s fast, accurate U.S. history available in free video podcast recordings describing major historical events and introducing less well-known experiences involving Black Americans.

The series received two Webby Awards in May 2020: A People’s Choice award for the Best Podcast: Documentary as well for the Best Video Series: Education & Discovery and two more Webby Awards in May 2021 as selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences again as the Best Podcast: Documentary and Best Video Series: Education & Discovery.

Podcast topics range from recent events to the founding of the United States of America. Heroes of the Civil Rights movement are covered, as are some of the more obscure figures in the fight for equality.

    • video
    Integrating Wall Street

    Integrating Wall Street

    In 1972, Vernon Johnson became the first Black person to sit on a corporate board in the United States. As a result of his presence, he opened the door for Johnson Products, the first Black-owned business, to be listed on the American stock exchange.

    • 3 min
    • video
    The GI Bill of Rights

    The GI Bill of Rights

    From the inception of the United States, Black soldiers have answered the call to serve on the front lines. And in 1944, the US government created the GI Bill, providing benefits and offerings like job training, loans for school and access to mortgages for soldiers who serve their country.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Job Ben Solomon

    Job Ben Solomon

    In 1730, Job Ben Solomon — a Senegalese man and active slave trader — was captured during an excursion in the Gambian River region. Once stateside, he was imprisoned for attempting to escape from Maryland.

    • 2 min
    • video
    Chicago Sound: The Birth of Modern Gospel

    Chicago Sound: The Birth of Modern Gospel

    As Black families left the South, their migration allowed them to bring their religion and musical practices along with them. But it would be one man in particular, Thomas Dorsey, who would find himself in the middle of a Chicago community that was fertile with opportunities.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Segregated Travel During Jim Crow

    Segregated Travel During Jim Crow

    Jim Crow’s separate but equal not only impacted restaurants and schools, but it also led to the segregation of travel on buses. Black patrons in Winston Salem, North Carolina, frustrated with limited routes, took matters into their own hands.

    • 2 min
    • video
    The Clotilda

    The Clotilda

    In 2019, researchers were able to properly authenticate the last known slave ship to enter the United States illegally. That ship, The Clotida, was found in the Mobile River in Southern Alabama.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

ccfan37 ,

Much-needed

A wonderful and much-needed resource to educate EVERYONE, as a jumping-off point for further research, on black history that is so often neglected.

Ludmila_Garcia ,

The BEST Black History podcast

This podcast has been an absolute find, informative, concise and ultimately INSPIRING! Keep up the excellent work.

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